Texas Instruments introduced their MSP430 USB LaunchPad Evaluation Kit and supporting ecosystem of software and support for TI’s USB microcontrollers. The TI MSP-EXP430F5529LP LaunchPad is based on the ultra-low power MSP430F5529 microcontroller (MCU). It provides engineers and makers of all experience levels more connectivity, memory and performance options for a variety of low-power consumer, industrial, medical and wireless connectivity applications. The new MSP430 USB LaunchPad evaluation kit is available now for $12.99.
Texas Instruments and Mouser Electronics announced the TI MCU BoosterPack Design Challenge. Three winners will be selected. The grand prize is a round-trip flight to San Jose, California and an opportunity to be featured in the TI booth at DESIGN West. The deadline to submit an original BoosterPack design is March 1, 2013. Winners may also have the opportunity to have their original BoosterPack plug-in module designs considered for manufacture by CircuitCo Electronics.